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Norton Kaohuonalani Malina Sr.
Norton Kaohuonalani Malina Sr., 85, of Lihue, passed away on Oct. 4, 2018, at Wilcox Medical Center. He was born in Lihue on Sept. 6, 1933. He worked as a civil engineer for the state of Hawaii.
He was preceded in death by sons Lee Maiola Malina and Adrien Tatrick Malina, and granddaughter Kimberly Malina.
He survived by wife Eveline Malina, son Norton (Joyce) Malina Jr., six grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Services will be held at Niumalu Canoe Club at Kalapaki on Saturday, Oct. 13, with visitation is from 9 to 11 a.m., with scattering of the ashes to follow.
Kauai Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.
Clesson En How Ching
Clesson En How Ching, 91, of Wailua Homesteads, passed away at home on Sept. 26, 2018. Born in Waimea on Sept. 26, 1927, he was a veteran of WWII, a sergeant in the Korean War with the U.S. Army, and retired as a janitorial supervisor with Kauai Surf Hotel.
He was preceded in death by parents Samuel and Eva Ching, son Darrell Keith Ching, and brothers Harold Ching, Lester Ching and Wilford Ching.
He is survived by wife Grace Rapozo Ching of Wailua Homesteads, sons David (Amy) Ching of California and Derrick Ching of Wailua Homesteads, daughters Colette (James) Kawamura, Melinda (Robert) Hammond and Debbie (John) Sotelo, all of Wailua Homesteads, 11 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, brother Harmony (Edna) Ching of Kalaheo, sister Opal Healani (Chuck) Trembath of Lihue, and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, Oct. 27, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Kapaa 1st Ward, with viewing from 9:30 a.m. and services celebrated at 11 a.m. Burial will follow at Kauai Veterans Cemetery in Hanapepe.
Lo‘i Ulugalu Jr.
Lo‘i Ulugalu Jr. of Kapaa passed away on Sept. 12, 2018, at The Queen’s Hospital West Oahu.
He was born on Feb. 9, 1968, in Onenoa Village, American Samoa.
He was preceded in death by father Lo‘i Ulugalu, brothers Alosina To‘omalatai and Mike Lo‘i, and sister Eseta Tofiga.
He is survived by mother Taumaoe To‘omalatai Ulugalu, sons Micah Lo‘i, Iona Lo‘i and Luka Lo‘i from Laura Luka, brothers Logoifetalaigaese Ulugalu, Canton Lo‘i, Peni Ulugalu and Esekia Ulugalu, sisters Malaefono Mikaele, Lagavale Fo‘ilefutu and Moli To‘ilolo, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Services will be held on Saturday, Oct. 13, from 10 a.m. at Puka Ministries at Kealia Farm Sanctuary, followed by a celebration of life at Kealia Beach Park at noon.
Isidro Sison Belmonte Sr.
Isidro Sison Belmonte Sr., 93, of Kilauea, passed away at his home on Oct. 4, 2018. He was born on May 15, 1925 in Pangasinan, Phillipines.
He worked at Kilauea Sugar Plantation and Samuel Mahelona Memorial Hospital, from where he retired.
He was preceded in death by wife Esmenia Belmonte and sons Andrew and Patrick Belmonte.
He is survived by sons Isidro Belmonte Jr. of Kilauea and Eric (Crystal Marie) Belmonte of Kilauea, daughter Brandie (Ross) Pimental of Kapaa, daughter-in-law Crystal-Rain Belmonte of Kilauea, eight grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, five great-great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces, cousins and friends, and his beloved Merlin.
Friends may visit with the family on Saturday, Oct. 20, at St. Sylvester Catholic Church at 8 a.m., where Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Burial will follow at Kilauea Japanese Cemetery.
The family suggests casual attire.
Borthwick Kauai Mortuary is assisting the family with arrangements.
Kaizley ‘Pulama’ Kahalekomo Schmidt
Kaizley “Pulama” Kahalekomo Schmidt, 5 months old, of Waimea, passed away on Sept. 16, 2018, in San Diego.
She was born on April 8, 2018 in Waimea.
She is survived by parents Chelise “Kawai” Carlos-Kahalekomo and Andy “Kai” Schmidt, sisters Kairie Kahalekomo Schmidt and Kailye Kahalekomo Schmidt, and numerous uncles, aunts and cousins.
Friends may visit with the family on Saturday, Oct. 13, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Kekaha Ward from 8:30 to 9:45 a.m., where services will be held at 10 a.m. Burial will follow at Hanapepe Hawaiian Cemetery.
Garden Island Mortuary is assisting the family with arrangements.
Col. Robert Earling Hammerquist, Ret.
Col. Robert Earling Hammerquist, Ret., born on Feb. 4, 1922 in Rapid City, South Dakota, passed away at age 96 on Oct. 2, 2018, in Koloa.
He graduated from University of South Dakota in 1943. He served in the U.S. Army from 1943 to 1975 and was part of the active combat forces in World War II, Korea and Vietnam. He was wounded five times by enemy fire and was awarded 43 medals, many for his acts of valor and heroism, which include multiple Purple Hearts and the Distinguished Service Cross, in his 32 years as a U.S. Army airborne infantry officer.
He was the beloved husband of Bridget Hammerquist. He was preceded in death by brother Peter Hammerquist, and sisters Marie Holm and Vera Banton.
He is survived by son Robert E. Hammerquist Jr., daughters Leslie Chaplin and Terri Tyler, stepson Francis Navarro, stepdaughter Lorna Navarro, brothers Leon Hammerquist and Floyd Hammerquist, sisters Daisy Hammerquist and Virginia McNew, and grandchildren Robert E. Hammerquist III, Jan Hammerquist, Paul Chaplin, Corrina Garcia, KiIssa Tyler, Evan Anderson-Navarro, Sean Anderson-Navarro, Renee Anderson-Navarro and Bridget Nalani Lei Navarro.
He had many hobbies including reading, gardening and helping others. He was a lay minister at the Episcopal Church of Falls Church, Virginia, and a member of Koloa Union Church.
Friends and family members may attend the memorial service, officiated by Pastor Alan Akana, on Saturday, Oct. 20, at 11 a.m. at Koloa Union Church, 3289 Poipu Road.
William Aki Sr.
William Aki Sr. of Anahola passed away peacefully at his home on Aug. 26, 2018, at the age of 76.
Born on Oct. 13, 1941, in Anahola, he formerly worked for the Princeville Community Association, where he retired as a security officer.
He was preceded in death by parents Miller Aki and MaryAnn Lovell Aki, and brothers Fred Aki Sr. and Alfred “Kalei” Aki Sr.
He is survived by wife Hazel Brede Aki, daughters Hazel (Harold) Chun, Regenald “Reggie” McCabe, Lavannah Aki and Lee Jay (Phil) Aki, sons William (Vonda) Aki Jr. and Leslee (Lisa) Aki, 16 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, one great-great-granddaughter, sister Marian (Robert) Delapenia, brothers Richard (Priscilla) Aki, Melvin “Bully” (Sandra) Aki Sr. and George (Joyce) Aki, sisters-in-law Wanda Aki and Helen Aki, and numerous other family members.
A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, Oct. 20, at Anahola Beach Park, on the state Department of Hawaiian Home Lands side. Services will be from 9 a.m. to noon, with lunch to follow.
Epati Su‘esu‘e Faima
Epati Su‘esu‘e Faima, 76, of Kapaa, passed away at Wilcox Medical Center on Oct. 6, 2018. He was born in American Samoa on May 23, 1942, and retired as a carpenter with Carpenters Union Local 745.
He is survived by wife Marilyn Nani Faima of Kapaa, children Herbert (Hilary) Faima of Wailua, Marilyn Fuipu‘a (Brandon) Oili of Oahu, Patrick Faima of Wailua and Herberlyn Louiza Faima of Kapaa, 12 grandchildren, brothers Masina “Mike” Su‘esu‘e and Su‘esu‘e Su‘esu‘e, and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Services will be held inside the large pavilion at Lydgate Beach Park on Sunday, Nov. 25, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Eliezer Arbias Same
Eliezer Arbias Same, 95, of Kapaa, passed away on Oct. 3, 2018, at his home.
He was born on March 12, 1923, in the Philippines.
He was preceded in death by parents Aquilino and Lourdes Same, brother Eben Same, and sister Esther Geslani.
He is survived by wife Rachel Same of Kapaa, son Elmer (Aida) Same of Los Angeles, daughter Eloisa (Reynaldo) Velasquez of Los Angeles, son Joel (Vergie) Same of Kapaa, son Jason (Charlene) Same of Hanamaulu, eight grandchildren and two great-granddaughters.
A celebration of life will be held on Sunday, Oct. 14, at Kapaa Seventh Day Adventist Church. Visitation will be at 11 a.m. with services to begin at noon, with a reception to follow.
The family suggests casual attire and graciously requests that flowers be omitted.
Peter Michael Oliver
Peter Michael Oliver, 74, of Anahola, passed away at home on Sept. 26, 2018. He was born in Massachusetts on May 24, 1944. He was a veteran with the U.S. Army serving in the Vietnam War, and a self-employed landscaper.
He was preceded in death by parents John and Doris Oliver.
He is survived by wife Leiola Kamalani-Oliver of Anahola, children Kekaikaheelani Oliver of Anahola, Kaiana (Mokihana) Oliver of Wainiha, Lahaina (Robert) Grance of Anahola, Kahelena Oliver of Kauai, Mi Nei (Jason) Martins of Kapaa, Waika (Mary) Oliver of Hilo, Kauluwehiokekai (Keoni) Nakano of Kapahi, Kawahineha‘aheo (Caleb) Keolanui of Anahola, 23 grandchildren, brother Jamie Oliver of California, sisters Christine Sumner of Nevada and Jacqueline (Greg) Tesch of California, and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, Oct. 27, at his residence in Anahola beginning at 11 a.m. His cremated remains will be separated and scattered at sea and also be placed at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific at Punchbowl on Oahu.
Kauai Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.
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